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Nabeel's nine wicket haul guides Northern U19 Whites to innings win

  • Southern Punjab U19 Blues beat Sindh U19 Blues by six wickets inside two days

Karachi, 5 August 2022: Mohammad Nabeel’s five-wicket haul followed up by four-for in the second innings helped Northern U19 Whites beat Balochistan U19 Whites by an innings and 41 runs on day two of the second round match of the National U19 Championship in Karachi on Friday.

Southern Punjab U19 Blues also won their encounter against Sindh U19 Blues by six wickets in a Pool A match at the Rashid Latif Academy Ground.

Pool A fixtures:

Resuming their first innings on the score of 122 for seven from 53 overs, Southern Punjab U19 Blues were bowled out for 142 in 66 overs. Mohammad Zahid coming to bat at number eight top-scored with a 105-ball 60, hitting five fours and one six.

For Sindh U19 Blues, Naveed Ahmed Khan bagged four wickets for 46, while Afnan Khan took three for 23 from 13 overs.

In return, Sindh U19 Blues were bundled out for 108 in the 38th over with 115 runs lead. Mohammad Zahid was the most successful bowler for Southern Punjab Blues as he took three for 27 from 11.2 overs. He was equally supported by Bilal Ahmed and Mohammad Shan – both picking two wickets each.

Southern Punjab U19 Blues achieved the target for the loss of four wickets in 37.1 overs. Hamza Nadir top-scored with a 84-ball 41, striking five fours.

For Sindh, right-arm Naveed was again the most successful bowler with three for 48 from 17.1 overs. He ended up taking seven wickets in the match.

In the second fixture of the group, Northern U19 Blues were leading by 80 runs with eight second innings wickets in hand against Balochistan U19 Blues when stumps were drawn. For Northern, first innings top-scorer and captain Shamyl Hussain was unbeaten on 26.

Earlier, resuming their first innings on 35 for no loss, Balochistan U19 Blues were dismissed for 242 in the 70th over. Opening pair of Basit Ali (64, 110b, 10 fours, two sixes) and Ikramullah Khan (60, 114b, 11 fours) knitted a 112-run partnership for the first wicket. No other batter managed to contribute significantly in Balochistan innings.

For Northern U19 Blues, right-arm fast Abidullah bagged five wickets for 85, while Aamir Hasan took three for 52.

At the NBP Sports Complex, Central Punjab U19 Blues were leading by 56 runs with nine second innings wickets in hand against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U19 Blues. Resuming their first innings at the overnight score of 22 for one, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were bowled out for 258 in the 78th over in reply to Central Punjab’s 284 for eight in first innings.

Mohammad Zulkifal smashed a 173-ball 105, which included 11 fours. He was supported by Khubaib Khalil who scored 34 runs while batting at number seven. For Central Punjab Blues, right-arm off-spinner Arham Nawab took four for 66 from 24 overs. He was supported by Ali Asfand and Mohammad Zeeshan – both bagging two wickets apiece.

At stumps, Central Punjab Blues were 30 for one in 15 overs.

Pool B fixtures:

At the KCA Stadium, right-arm fast Mohammad Nabeel’s nine wickets in the match guided Northern U19 Whites to an innings and 41-run win over Balochistan U19 Whites.

Resuming their first innings on 94 for three, Northern were bowled out for 161 in the 74.4 overs. Mohammad Ammar top-scored with 43 runs. Balochistan’s Mohsin Ali and Qurban Ali took four wickets apiece, while Jahangir Khan took two wickets.

In reply, trailing by 84 runs, Balochistan U19 Whites were dismissed for 43 in the 39th over to hand Northern U19 an innings win. Only Tanveer Khan managed to enter into the double figures and top-scored with 20.

Nabeel ended up with figures of 13.3-6-15-4. He was supported by Abdul Basit who bagged four for 17. Nabeel’s match figures was nine for 30 in 27.3 overs.

At the Hanif Mohammad HPC Ground, Southern Punjab U19 Whites were leading by 202 runs with nine second innings wickets in hand against Sindh U19 Whites. Mohammad Uzair Mumtaz was unbeaten on 37, while Hamza Nawaz returned undefeated on 29.

Earlier, resuming their first innings on 16 for one, Sindh U19 Whites were bowled out for 199 in the 75th over. Opening batter Hamza Qureshi top-scored with 58 off 95 balls, hitting eight boundaries.

For Southern Punjab U19 Whites, Taha Masood grabbed four wickets for 42. Arafat Ahmed and Mohammad Uzair took two wickets each.

At the TMC Ground, Central Punjab U19 Whites were bundled out for 154 in 70.3 overs in reply to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s 254 for eight in the first innings. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were 60 for three in 25 overs when stumps were drawn on the second day with an overall lead of 160 runs.

Earlier in the day, Central Punjab Whites’ Moiz Rana top-scored with 53 off 157 balls, which included five fours and one six. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Whites spin twins Mohammad Irfan and Mohammad Tahir bagged five wickets each.

Scores in brief – Pool A:

Southern Punjab U19 Blues beat Sindh U19 Blues by six wickets at the Rashid Latif Academy Ground

Sindh U19 Blues 149-9 (decl), 41 overs (Haroon Arshad 44, Wahaj Riaz 32, Mohammad Hanif 30; Bilal Ahmad 3-47, Huzaifa Ayub 2-22) and 108 all out, 37.2 overs (Aftab 23; Mohammad Zahid 3-27, Bilal Ahmad 2-21, Mohammad Shan 2-32)

Southern Punjab U19 Blues 142 all out, 66 overs (Mohammad Zahid 60; Naveed Ahmed 4-46, Afnan Khan 3-23) and 118-4, 37.1 overs (Hamza Nadir 41 not out, Mohammad Danish 41, Moheer Saeed 31; Naveed Ahmed 3-48)

Balochistan U19 Blues v Northern U19 Blues at the UBL Sports Complex

Northern U19 Blues 253 all out, 77.3 overs (Shamyl Hussain 39, Mohammad Aftab 35, Affan Ishaq 33; Arbaz Khan 4-53, Adnan Iqbal 4-62) and 69-2, 22 overs (Shamyl Hussain 26 not out)

Balochistan U19 Blues 242 all out, 69.2 overs (Basit Ali 64, Ikramullah 60; Abidullah 5-85, Amir Hasan 3-52, Mohammad Awais 2-36)

Central Punjab U19 Blues v Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U19 Blues at NBP Sports Complex

Central Punjab U19 Blues 284-8, 83 overs (Azan Awais 128, Mohammad Waqas 45, Obaid Shahid 35; Khubaib Khalil 2-41, Mohammad Zubair 2-99) and 30-1, 15 overs (Azan Awais 18 not out)

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U19 Blues 258 all out, 78 overs (Mohammad Zulkifal 105; Arham Nawab 4-66, Mohammad Zeeshan 2-46, Ali Asfand 2-71)

Scores in brief – Pool B:

Northern U19 Whites beat Balochistan U19 Whites by an innings and 41 runs at the KCA Stadium, Karachi

Balochistan U19 Whites 77 all out, 47 overs (Abdul Saboor 29; Mohammad Nabeel 5-15, Abdul Basit 3-33, Mohammad Arshad 2-12) and 43 all out, 38.3 overs (Tanveer Khan 20; Mohammad Nabeel 4-15, Abdul Basit 4-17)

Northern U19 Whites 161 all out, 74.4 overs (Mohammad Ammar 43; Qurban Ali 4-28, Mohsin Ali 4-53, Jahangir Khan 2-55)

Sindh U19 Whites v Southern Punjab U19 Whites at the Hanif Mohammad HPC Ground, Karachi

Southern Punjab U19 Whites 331-9, 83 overs (Haseeb Nazim 66, Hasnain Majid 60, Uzair Mumtaz 56, Aqib Asghar 51 not out; Fawad Amin 3-58, Abdul Moeez 3-103, Saqlain Nawaz 2-50) and Southern Punjab 70-1, 18 overs (Uzair Mumtaz 37 not out, Hamza Nawaz 29 not out)

Sindh U19 Whites 199 all out, 74.5 overs (Hamza Qureshi 58, Noman Ali 41; Taha Masood 4-42, Uzair Mumtaz 2-17, Arfat Minhas 2-30)

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U19 Whites v Central Punjab U19 Whites at the TMC Ground, Karachi

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U19 Whites 254-8, 83 overs (Ahmed Hussain 72, Zubair Shinwari 66, Shuja Zaheer 37; Hassan Ali 4-72, Syed Hassan Gillani 2-59) and 60-3, 25 overs (Abbas Ali 16 not out; Usman Shahid 2-11)

Central Punjab U19 Whites 154 all out, 70.3 overs (Moiz Rana 53; Mohammad Irfan 5-38, Mohammad Tahir 5-49)